From Us to Me (Amber Collective | England | 2016 | 87 min | 12A | Documentary | German with English subtitles)
Amber Collective | England | 2016 | 87 min | 12A | Documentary | German with English subtitles
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 | Edinburgh Filmhouse | 17:50
In 1987 the Amber Collective were the only British film crew allowed into the GDR, to
document the lives of a fishing co-operative and a Brigade of Women Crane Drivers in Rostock, East Germany. 36 years later, Amber returned to track down the individuals they had first met in 1987 to find out how their lives had changed in the years since. A unique, powerful documentary that troubles certain assumptions about the fall of the Berlin wall, From Us to Me explores some of the many stories of ‘Die Wende’ (the turn), of the changes experienced by ordinary people during the collapse of the GDR. Asking what was gained and what was lost?
The film was introduced with a short set of songs bridging Scotland and Germany from Steve Byrne, and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.